Bible Believers' Newsletter 927
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are happy to have you with us as we study.
Today we proceed with our teaching on the Jubilee, considering "the fig tree" and adding some peripheral details that align fulfilled history with the prophecies of Scripture. This certifies our revelation with the approval "It is written".
Our news shows the City of London's "war on humanity" presumes a "responsibility to protect"; in newspeak this means to endanger, betray, expose, assail, threaten, attack and plunder. "As it was in the days of Noah, earth is corrupt through miscegenation [multiculturalism] and filled with violence" (Genesis 6:1-13; Matthew 24:37). "As it was in the days of Lot" homosexuality is accepted and encouraged (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30). In newspeak these sins are virtues applauded by the best politicians money can buy and accepted by churchmen conscious of the fulfilment of prophecy yet blind to Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming and imminent convulsion of nature which are also "written".
Jesus told Nicodemus, "uunless a man is born-again he will never understand the Scripture." Once born-again he will see by faith, not search by sight.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Recent Earthquakes near LA & Southern California
June 16, 2016 — Los Angeles and Southern California has had: (M1.5 or greater). All earthquake data courtesy USGS.
9 earthquakes today
179 earthquakes in the past 7 days
339 earthquakes in the past month
2,786 earthquakes in the past year Full story: earthquaketrack.com
Reported Multiple Orlando Gunmen
June 15, 2016 — Unlikely for one gunman to kill or injure over 100 victims singlehandedly before SWAT police stopped him. Orlando shootings bore distinct earmarks of state-sponsored false flag deception, not terrorism as widely reported. A Sunday Facebook posting, now deleted . . . claimed . . . "[Two] others [involved] are still out there and they are armed and dangerous. The media [is] not reporting this . . ." Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Sunday's Orlando incident was a false flag deception, likely the latest example of domestic state terror . . . Muslims are Washington's target of choice [as set forth in the 1871 military blueprint for the 'hot stage' of World War III], falsely blamed for numerous state-sponsored domestic crimes—9/11 the mother of all false flags.
Convincing evidence indicates the alleged Boston bombers, San Bernardino bombers, Sandy Hook shooter, a shoe bomber, an underwear bomber, Times Square bomber, shampoo bombers, synagogue bombers, and numerous other convenient patsies blamed for similar incidents were victims of elaborate hoaxes, state-sponsored false flag deception [Port Arthur and Hoddle Street Massacres, Lindt Cafe attack, ubiquitous Westfield and Marriott bombings] . . . Dead men tell no tales . . . the groundwork is being laid for continuing wars of aggression, launching new ones, and eliminating what remains of constitutional rights . . .
Just another homosexual patsy? Omar Mateen worked for G4S (aka 'Wackenhut Corporation') since 2007, one of the largest private security employers worldwide with 625,000 employees spanning five continents in more than 120 countries. It provides services for governments as well as corporations. His father is a long-time CIA-ISI asset and DHS contractor groomed to be the CIA-controlled (Taliban) opposition presidential candidate of Afghanistan. False flag terrorism and class struggle: from Paris to Abidjan.
Rigged Voting Machines: Will November Election Fraud make Clinton POTUS?
June 13, 2016 — America's political process is notoriously corrupt, electoral fraud rife at the federal, state and local levels. Democracy is pure fantasy. Monied interests control everything . . . Has the winner of November's run for the White House already been decided?
Clinton is the establishment favourite, Trump the outsider, reluctantly accepted at best by GOP power brokers after going all-out to undermine his campaign—media scoundrels largely in lockstep against him. Dubious primary and caucus practices suggest what's perhaps coming. Clinton stole Iowa by rigged coin-flips, Massachusetts, Nevada and Arizona by old-fashioned fraud—New York and California likely the same way. Tactics include mass voter disenfranchisement. Around 18 million California residents were registered to vote last week. Yet only six million votes were counted—the process tainted by widespread voter purges, rigged voting machines and involuntary party affiliation changes. Sanders wasn't included on the state's mail-in ballot as a Democrat candidate. Clinton won California before the first vote was cast and counted. Will she beat Trump in November the same way? . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Presidential candidate Killary Clinton — "I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran . . . we will obliterate them." Putin warns "fundamentals of international security" are in danger.
Bilderberg in Dresden
June 13, 2016 — Is Bilderberg in Dresden an innocent conference or a conflict of interests? The spectre of Brexit looms large as the financial, industrial and high-tech establishment gathers in Dresden. Bilderberg uses the same security as the G7, just on a slightly different alp. So why don't the lavish state resources extend to allowing free press reporting? Covering issues from Europe to terrorism and IT, the lesser known Bilderberg policy conference includes Prime Ministers, CEOs from banks, airlines, oil and the arms industry, and even George Osborne . . . Full story: theguardian.com
The Vatican Rules the World
November 14, 2012 — This is important watching with the exception of Parts III and IV which are evoking Mormon and British Israel nonsense. Full story: youtube.com (4hrs 32min).
Brexit Vote is a Vote against Washington's Attempt at a New World Order
June 2, 2016 — Washington is committed to the EU project because it's in its own interests. Cameron's job is to scare people to remain . . . the EU is a creation of the CIA . . . First, the EU was about a steel and coal union with tariff reductions, then it was about free trade, then it was about a common currency—the need for this was manufactured, and then it became about a political union. It was sprung on Europeans in stages. And there were many spokesmen for this. And these are European politicians who live well on their CIA pensions. It's all deceit . . .
Democracy in the West is gone, it's dead. Look at Greece. There is no respect for democracy. Look at France . . . Tony Blair passed for a Labour government . . . He is more right-wing than Ronald Reagan . . . Francois Hollande. And Sarkozy . . . are essentially fascists . . . The US is completely ruled by private oligarchy . . . companies put forward the legislation just like in the US . . . politicians are a front—they provide a cover . . . Full story: thelibertybeacon.com Part 1, Part 2
Israel's Two State Solution has been Signed
June 9, 2016 — As shocking as this may be it is true that a Two State solution has been reached, but has not gone public. Inside information has uncovered the evidence who signed the Two State Solution deal and when it was signed. It also appears that there are those in the Knesset that intend to overturn the deal. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Edom is Jewry, and has been since they were assimilated by John Hyrcanus I in 125BC as is the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church (Revelation 2:9-15). I believe "summer is nigh".
Gene allowing Bacteria to withstand Last-Resort Antibiotic in US
June 13, 2016 — Broken corporate promises and over use of products such as Glyphosate . . . and the Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) gene inserted in GMO crops . . . have inadvertently created insects and weeds that can just about eat these poisons/toxins for lunch . . . necessitating a massive increased use of these known toxins to human physiology and the biosphere to a point that is triggering loud outcries from global scientific experts on the increasing impact on both . . . overuse in factory farm environments has facilitated the rise of super bacteria/viruses capable of surviving even the strongest of antibiotics . . . More than 70 percent of antibiotics important for human medicine sold in the US are actually sold for use in livestock—often for routine growth promotion and disease prevention in animals that are not sick . . .
Full story: thelibertybeacon.com
One Hell of a Deal
July 17, 2013 — Pope Francis offers reduced time in Purgatory for Catholics that follow him on Twitter . . . "You can't obtain indulgences like getting a coffee from a vending machine," Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, head of the pontifical council for social communication, told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera . . . Pope Francis' Twitter account, which has already gathered seven million followers, would be one such medium.
Full story: independent.co.uk
Comment: We missed deal by three years, but "while it is called "today," if you will hear the Voice of our Lord Jesus, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation." Reach out direct to Jesus, a very present help in time of trouble.
Jubilee Part VII
Did you know that in 594BC the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel prophesied Jerusalem would be destroyed 483 years after Artaxerxes commanded its restoration in 445BC, and forty years after the crucifixion of Jesus Messiah? This is true: He revealed this to Ezekiel in a vision set in the Priest's Court of the Temple in Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 9:1-11, "The Lord God cried out loudly in my hearing, saying, Come near, you executioners of the city, each of you with his destroying weapon in his hand. And six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his slaughter-weapon in his hand; and among them was a Man clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by His side [in Daniel 12:7 we saw Him standing upon the River of Life]: and they came in, and stood beside the brazen altar."
"And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub on which it rested, to the threshold of the temple. And he called to the Man clothed with linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by His side, Go through the city of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and that cry for all the abominations that are committed in its midst. And to the others I heard Him say, Follow Him through the city, and smite without mercy or pity: utterly slay old men, young men and maidens, children and women alike [as Joshua slew the Amalekites, etc; God is no respecter of persons]: but touch not anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. So they began with the old men in front of the temple."
"He said to them, Defile the temple and fill its courts with the slain. Go forth! So they went out to slay in the city. And while they were slaying, and I was left alone, I fell upon my face, and cried out, Ah, Lord God, will you destroy all that is left of Israel in the outpouring of your fury upon Jerusalem?"
"Then He said to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is excessive, and the land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of injustice: for they say, The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see."
"As for Me also, My eye will not spare or pity, I will bring their doings upon their heads."
"Then the Man clothed with linen who carried the inkhorn at His side, brought back His report, saying, I have done as You have commanded Me".
You will note the Lord commanded, "set a mark on the foreheads of those who sigh and cry for all the abominations that are committed . . ." That mark is the Seal of God signifying new birth by revelation of the Word for the hour: this prophecy was fulfilled in AD70 when Roman legions under General Titus besieged Jerusalem and destroyed the temple. According to Josephus, 1.1 million non-combatants died in Jerusalem, mainly as a result of the violence and famine. Many of the casualties were Israelites from across the world who had travelled to observe the Passover.
The disciples had asked Jesus, "When will the temple be destroyed?" (Matthew 24:3a). He replied, "When you can see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, [which at this time was the red eagle pennants of Rome's legionnaire's upon Mount Scopus], stand in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand): then let those who are in Judaea flee into the mountains: let he who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: neither let he who is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe to them that are with child and breast-feeding in those days! But pray that your flight is not in the winter [when the countryside is buried under snow], or on the sabbath day [when the city gates are shut fast]: for then shall be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be" (Matthew 24:15-21).
This would be Israel's First Trumpet (Revelation 8:7-8), and the beginning of 2,000 years tribulation that would be poured upon the Church by non-Semitic anti-Semitic self-styled Jews, Imperial and Papal Rome, and other enemies of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. History informs us the Israelites took sanctuary in the temple anticipating divine deliverance but they were apostate and "the slaughter began in the house of God"; however the Christians paid heed to the warnings of our Lord and fled to safety in Pella.
Hoodwinked and blindfolded by Pharisaism, Talmudic rabbinism—now called Judaism—the antithesis of Yahwism, the Law and the Prophets, the Judahites were condemned by their unbelief. Likewise the true Church will be condemned by the Judaeo-Roman Catholic and apostate (once) Protestant churches that will unite following the unprecedented convulsion of nature prophesied for the end of the Gentile dispensation about forty years after our Pentecostal jubilee released us from the world and the "letter" of "what the tapes say" to the "Spirit" of "what they mean".
This "great tribulation" of the true Church will continue unto the translation (Matthew 24:21-28; Revelation 7:14). Jesus said, "Unless those days are cut short, there would be no life saved for the body change and translation: but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened." These days have been cut short by the Message of the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7; this is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 that put Christ's end-time Bride in the rapture. So long as the Gentile dispensation continues the Lord will baptize the elect from any nation, tribe and tongue of Adam's race into His Body by the Word promised for the hour wherever they reside. Thereafter God will deal exclusively with blood Israelites who return to the Land of the Covenant. He cannot deal with Israel outside the Land where His Covenant is without effect. There the nation will be born-again in one day.
We come to another Passover: Mark 13:24-27, "But in those days, after that tribulation [of the Gentile dispensation], the sun [revelation of Christ the S_O_N] shall be darkened, and the moon [apostate church] shall not reflect the S_O_N-Light of the hour, and the stars of heaven [denominational ministers] shall fall, and the powers [principalities, rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness] in high places will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man Coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And He will send His angels [Zechariah 4; Matthew 24:31; Revelation 11:3-11], and gather together His elect [Israelites] from the four winds [war and strife that will come upon Israel and all humanity "in the time of Jacob's trouble"] from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven".
According to the shadow and type of Matthew 27:50-53 the Gentile dispensation will end on another Passover, Nisan 14, which the Catholic church calls "Good Friday." The manifestation of the Sixth Seal will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation with an unprecedented earthquake, and for almost fifty days while the Church Age saints resurrect, unseen by the living, Christ's end-time Bride will become a hunted and persecuted little group.
Mark 13:28-30, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer [and the feast of Passover] is near: so you in like manner, when you see these things come to pass, know that [the end of the (Gk.) Kosmos or world system (Matthew 24:3c) and the second return of Jesus Messiah for the millennium Mark 13:4] is near, even at the doors." Here Jesus is speaking of the UNWRITTEN Seventh Seal and He is speaking in parables because the 'third pull' can only be known by revelation.
Brother Branham referred to this parable when he delivered the Seventh Seal and said, "See Israel's gathering in its own homeland. But you notice, He omitted the revelation of this Seventh Seal [in Matthew 24:32-34]. And here when the Seventh Seal [Revelation 8:1], when He opened it, He also omitted it again. See? So we see that it is a complete mystery therefore, the hour is not yet for these mystery to be known, therefore, we're this far and the rest of it will be known right around about the time that Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride, or whatever takes place at that time" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 576:7).
That was in 1963; Christ's end-time Bride reached the age of accountability in 1977. When "Jesus appears on earth again for His Bride," in the Pillar of Cloud over the Mount of Olives at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal as described in Mark 13:26-27 the Gentile dispensation will be over and the complete [threefold] mystery will manifest at the seventh trump.
Mark 11:12-26, "On Monday Nisan 11, AD30, one day after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Sunday Nisan 10, and just three days before "all Israel" would crucify Him, Jesus and His disciples came from Bethany. He was hungry and a distant fig tree covered with leaves attracted His attention so He went hoping it might be hiding fruit that hung through the winter, or budding fruits of the new crop. For it is well-known that in Palestine the fruit appears before the leaves, and this fig-tree was precocious being in leaf when it was not the season of figs. Finding only leaves Jesus addressed the tree, May no one eat fruit from you forevermore. And His disciples heard Him".
They came to Jerusalem and Jesus went into the temple and began to cast out the priests who, for avaricious motives sold sacrificial animals and exchanged the sacred shekel or double drachma in which the temple tax was to be paid. This was excused as a convenience for foreign Jews. On the first occasion (John 2:13-19) Jesus accused them of turning the temple into a house of merchandise, He now says "You have made it a den of thieves." They returned to Bethany for the night, and as they walked back the next morning the disciples saw the fig tree dried up by the roots and "marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Jesus said, Have faith in God [this is the 'third pull'] . . . Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you persevere in prayer, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses".
The fig tree is a biblical emblem for the Israel nation. This was a prophecy of the coming destruction of Judah by the Roman army under Titus in AD70, forty years thence. In the days of His flesh the Judeans were mainly Edomites—physical Serpent's seed—forcibly assimilated by Judah's priest-king John Hyrcanus in 125BC. For this reason Judah's Edomite King, Herod the Great, sought to murder his rival of the House of David, and Jesus "would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him".
In the second year of His ministry Jesus told another parable of the fig tree: "A certain Man [the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel] had a fig tree [Israel] planted in His vineyard [the protected land of Israel where it was fertilized, watered and dressed spiritually]; and He came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then He said to [Messiah] the dresser of His vineyard: these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why should it take up space? And He answered, Master, leave it for this year, till I loose and fertilize the soil around it: and if it bears fruit, well and good but if not—cut it down" (Luke 13:6-9). Possibly in the third year after the ministry of John the Baptist, it still showed no signs of repentance but remained spiritually barren, blinded by the lewd Oral Torah (so-called), and as Israel cut down Messiah, God's servant Titus cut down Israel.
This parable is also a shadow and type of 1948 and the apostate mendicant state of modern Israel which Israel's Messiah considers "Sodom and Egypt spiritually" (Revelation 11:8). Its precocious leaves are NOT Israelites but mainly non-Semitic Israeli impostors whose forefathers exchanged the lives of US conscripts and treasure in World War I for the 1917 Balfour Declaration wherein Britain promised the ancestral land of genuine Israelites and Semitic Arabs [conquered in December of that year by General Allenby] to an alien people with no history in the Middle East. The crooked trail of the Serpent James Arthur Balfour is traced in "Sinful Nation, a People laden with Iniquity".
"Summer is nigh with another Passover," but God cannot deal with His servant nation which is still under the Old Covenant in the same dispensation in which He is dealing with Christ's end-time Bride under the New Covenant; He will have to take His Bride into the Palace for the Wedding Supper in the air before He can anoint the two witnesses to Israel.
In Revelation 3:7-9 the Lord set an open door before the saints of the Philadelphian Church Age. Christ is the Door; only He can open and shut: ingress is by a clear revelation of the Word for the hour and there is no egress (Ephesians 4:30). That Door remained open throughout Laodicea and is open today, years after the end of the Church Ages (Revelation 4:1). "The time of figs is not yet," there are still elect Gentiles to be gathered into Christ's end-time Bride before Israel returns to the Land of the Covenant, until then there will be no "good figs" on the tree.
In Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus told the parable of the labourers in the vineyard which is closely associated with Peter's question in Matthew 19:23-30 as to how the Pentecostal saints who had surrendered all for Christ should fare in comparison with those who will follow after. Jesus designed to show that while they would be richly rewarded, a certain equity would be observed towards later converts and workmen in His service.
Jesus likened the Kingdom of heaven to the Owner of an estate at vintage time when labour is scarce. He went early to the market to secure labourers. And when they agreed upon a penny He set them to work (under the First Seal). At about nine o'clock when a quarter of the twelve-hour day had expired He saw more unemployed men in the market and engaged their labour, promising an equitable rate (under the Second Seal). He returned to market at noon and employed labourers on the same condition (under the Third Seal), and at three he did likewise and set men to work (under the Fourth Seal).
About the eleventh hour, just sixty minutes before the close of the working day He found others standing idle, and said, "Go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will be paid." So they too were engaged to labour (under the Fourth Seal, but at the time of Christ's parousia under the holy convocation of the Seventh Seal in the Capstone or Bride Age).
"So when evening had come, the reckoning time between masters and day labourers (Deuteronomy 24:15), the Lord of the vineyard said to His Steward, Jesus Christ, "a Son over His own house" (Hebrews 3:6; Matthew 11:27; John 3:35 5:27). Call the labourers and give them their hire, beginning from the last to the first. And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each man received a penny; and when the first came, they [perhaps like Peter] supposed they would receive more, and on receiving it, they grumbled against the Owner, saying, These last passed but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and scorching heat of the day. But He answered one of them, Friend, I do you no wrong: did you not agree with Me for a penny? Take that which is yours and go. I will give to this last as I have given to you. Is it not lawful for Me to do what I will with My own? Or do you begrudge My generosity? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen".
Those called to labour are they who hear the Gospel. Many are called but only those foreknown as written epistles of the Message for their day are the "chosen." Many who have wrought in Christ's service throughout life may never have been chosen at all as is obvious in these closing hours of grace.
We are the eleventh hour labourers called out from Laodicea in "the shortening of days" (Matthew 24:22), the last call before the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trump send Los Angeles to the bottom of the ocean. Those called and chosen within each group receive the baptism with Holy Spirit but each of the nine dispensations within the Gentile dispensation displays a different virtue or Token of the Life of Christ as displayed on the diagram.
Revelation 7:1-3, "And after these things [under the opening of the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12-17)] I saw four angels [the four horse riders] standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth [war and strife with modern weaponry], that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another Angel [Christ, the Man in white linen] ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God: and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the [beast of the] earth, neither the [beast of the] sea, nor the trees [people], till we have sealed the [144,000 elect Israelite] servants of our God in their foreheads".
These verses pertain to World War I which ceased mysteriously on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the command of "the Angel ascending from the East." The baptism with the Holy Spirit had begun to be taught in the Laodicean Church Age (1906 - 1963). The "four angels" will restrain war and strife until after Israel is born-again in one day, all 144,000 of them (Isaiah 66:8).
The brief 'hot stage' of the ongoing World War III will be no nuclear Armageddon. In this time the Church Age saints will resurrect and Christ's end time Bride will change in the atoms and be translated. Then Israel's 'Moses' and 'Elijah' will be anointed for their three and a half-year ministry in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week indicated by Revelation 7:4-8. So Armageddon cannot ignite until after Israel is regenerated and martyred.
Revelation chapter 7 is in parenthesis under the Sixth Seal. It is a summary explaining things past—how God stopped World War I to prevent that bloodbath of hatred orchestrated by the Edomite 'hidden hand' (Genesis 27:39-40) becoming a premature Armageddon before His servant nation is redeemed, and revealing things future—the redemption of 144,000 elect Israelites of the pure lineage of Abraham, Isaac and Israel in the Land of the Covenant.
This chapter is a preview for the individual members of Christ's end-time Bride who are personally represented by John throughout the Book of Revelation. We know this is so because all Seven Church Ages were fulfilled and sealed before Christ opened the Seven Seals and revealed them to His Prophet, William Branham. Furthermore, the revelation did not begin to unfold to our understanding until the mid to late seventies. Where John refers to himself in the first person you should replace his "I" or "me" with your name.
Revelation 7:9-17, "After this"—after the Wedding Supper—after Israel's revelation of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel and the birth of the nation in one day we see Christ's glorified Bride of all Ages—after the "great tribulation" of the Christian Church from Pentecost to the Capstone or Bride Age (Matthew 24:21-22; Revelation 1:9; 7:14).
This vision is set in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week after Israel's Day of Atonement Jubilee on Tishri 10. Revelation 7:9 is the antitype of Christ's rejected triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11) 2,000 years ago on Nisan 10, AD30 as prophesied 500 years beforehand in Zechariah 9:9.
Revelation 7:9-11, "After this I saw a vast host that no one could number out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues [of Adam's race], standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying with a loud voice, The salvation is due to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. And all the angels stood surrounding the throne, the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying, Amen! Blessing, and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honour, dominion and power be to our God forever and ever. Amen".
The palm branches in the hands of the glorified Church signify joy and triumph celebrated at the feast of Tabernacles on Tishri 15-21. For Israel the feast celebrated salvation and deliverance from forty years of wandering in a natural wilderness wherein all of the unbelieving adults whose names had been smitten from the Book of Life perished. Here, however, all the saints are celebrating the end of Israel's 2,000-year wandering in the spiritual wilderness of Talmudism "that makes the Word of God of none effect" because it signals the ingathering of the harvest of all elect souls in Adam's race concluding six thousand years in which man has laboured against sin and the curse upon earth.
When Christ claimed and opened the Book of Redemption, John—that is, you and me and all the saints in Christ's end-time Bride—"heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders raise the anthem: Blessing, and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honour, dominion and power be to our God forever and ever" (Revelation 5:11). In Revelation 7:11-12 "all the angels," raise the same doxology signifying totality and completeness into Eternity.
The saints rejoice in the prospect of a sabbatical millennium of peace for the 'honeymoon' of the heavenly Bridegroom and His earthly Bride. The millennium itself will be followed by the general resurrection, the great white throne judgment, the annihilation of sin, sinners and demonic spirits in the Lake of Fire, and the renewal of heavens and earth for the eighth day of the feast of Tabernacles (Tishri 22) that represents eternity.
In verses 4-8 John saw 144,000 regenerated elect Israelites in tribal order whom he identified by their unique tribal dress. In verses 9-17 he saw an innumerable people of different racial features and colours wearing white costume de la journée and could not recognize who they were or whence they had come. One of the twenty-four elders perceiving his puzzlement explained, "These are Christ's Gentile Bride who have come out of great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb" (Matthew 24:21; Acts 15:7-9, 14; I John 1:7; Revelation 22:14).
We are "one of them," and as His Wife we will serve God and the Lamb who are the temple in which we are pillars (I Corinthians 3:16; Revelation 3:12; 21:2, 23).
In conclusion I would mention that Revelation 9:1 and 11 speak of Satan under the Fifth Trumpet in the first half of the Laodicean Church Age. He sits in St. Peter's chair (so-called) and ascends from and descends into "the bottomless pit" with the election and demise of every pope (Revelation 17:8).
Revelation 9:4 and 7:3-4 refer to the mysterious ending of World War I under Israel's Fifth Trumpet and the Fourth Seal wherein earth experienced her first birth pain for renewal (Matthew 24:8; Revelation 9:12). The Lord Himself caused the cessation of hostilities lest they invoke Armageddon before Israel is born as a nation in one day. Revelation 9:5-6 make reference to the battle of the Somme and the divine protection afforded combatants sealed by the Spirit.
Revelation 9:1 points back to the Armistice of Revelation 7:1-3 that was betrayed by the treacherous "Allies" of Jewry's City of London that imposed the iniquitous Treaty of Versailles upon Germany so that in Revelation 9:13-15 "Israel's Sixth Trumpet sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God saying, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates [which was the eastern extent of the Imperial and Holy Roman Empires]. And the four angels were loosed, which had been restrained [by the Armistice] in readied [by Rothschild's Treaty of Versailles] for that hour and day and month and year [the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918], to kill [Shem] the third part of men".
Thus God hardened the hearts of Hitler, Mussolini, and the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jewish traitors, Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt and Eisenhower, to drive Israel to the Promised Land, forerun by the descendents of Amalek and Canaan who built Jebus for the Israelites under Joshua to occupy. "Whereas Edom said, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus says the Lord of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down. Men will call them, The Land of Wickedness, and The People Against Whom the Lord has Indignation Forever" (Malachi 1:4; Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 34; 63:1-6; Revelation 11:8). nl927.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.